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Pioneer Manor Receives New Bus

GILLETTE, WY – Pioneer Manor will honor and thank the Kate Weis Trust and Pioneer Manor Foundation; Neighbors of the Manor, a Campbell County Healthcare Foundation umbrella organization, for donations used to purchase a 2012 Davey Coach 14-passenger wheelchair accessible bus. The brief dedication ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 9:00 a.m. in the main parking lot at Pioneer Manor.

The new bus will be used for resident travel to activities outside Pioneer Manor, such as trips to Spearfish Canyon, Deadwood and local outings to parks and ice cream parlors. The bus replaces a 2002 Turtle Top bus that has had extensive use.

“It often runs long hours during the winter to stay warm in between resident transports”, said CCMH fleet manager Ed Elliot.

Pioneer Manor’s Activity Department employees are eager to begin using the bus and believe more residents will participate in outings because of the new bus.